Is Glulam Renewable?
Yes. Glulam timber is a totally renewable material, harvested from selected natural spruce and pine, which are then sawn to size and dried. These laminates are subsequently glued together under closely monitored factory conditions, increasing the natural strength of the timber. This makes good use of the material leading to less waste. The Glulam timbers are used for many building applications and will last for years. In future years when the buildings are dismantled the frames can be reused or taken to factories to produce energy. The timber used in the manufacture of our products is from managed forests, ensuring that new planting replaces all trees that are felled. In fact more trees are grown than are cut down. The CO² (carbon dioxide) in the atmosphere are absorbed by the trees, this process is called photosynthesis. The results are all positive measures which ensure we help the environment.
What treatment can I use on my glulam beams?
You can use any preservative. Our stock can be given wood protection treatment (Valtti Base) upon request.
What kind of wood is used in glulam?
Wood from sustainable Scandinavian forest - mainly spruce, but also redwood and Siberian larch.
What grade is the timber?
All our timber is minimum grade C24, with other higher grades available when specified (in 45mm laminations).
What's the longest beam you have in stock?
Se Glulam Range.
Can I nail or drill the wood?
Yes. Glulam beams don't lose strength with nailing or drilling (within standard building requirements).